> So now my question... is it possible that MySQL didn't execute that first UPDATE
> query on that first page until after the rest of the process completed?
> - The customer page is a basic form that posts the information to itself with a
> simple UPDATE command and then goes to the next page.
> - I did notice that the website was very sluggish during that time and even
How is your MySQL installation set up? At my company, we have a
master server and several slaves replicating off that master. All
inserts/updates go to the master, and all selects go to the slaves.
We have had some instances where we insert or modify a record in the
master, and request that information from a slave before the
replication has had a chance to complete, so we get old data. Do you
have any sort of setup like that?